If you have finished binge-watching Narcos Season 3, you are probably wondering about the real Hélmer “Pacho” Herrera. Was the Cali Cartel boss really gay? How did he die? We will discuss some of the facts surrounding Pacho.
There are spoilers for Season 3 of Narcos ahead.
About two years after surrendering to the Colombian authorities, Pacho Herrera was shot to death during a soccer game as portrayed in the finale of Narcos Season 3.
An assassin posing as a lawyer entered the prison and fired six rounds into the Cali boss with bullets hitting his head and abdomen, according to a 1998 article by the Washington Post. The assassin was identified as Rafael Angel Uribe Serna and claimed that he killed the Cali Cartel boss because he threatened his family. However, Serna’s claims were scripted and Pacho was likely killed by the North Valley Cartel in a revenge plot.
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